Tea Trends – Immunity Boost and Stress Relief

Ginger is the queen spice of wellness teas!
Ginger is the queen spice of wellness teas!

As the global pandemic rolls around to a full year old, the interest in personal wellness has never been greater. As many of you have seen, tea is now accepted as intrinsic to a person’s sense of self care. Long time tea aficionados are well aware of the inherent health benefits of tea and herbs, and now it seems the world has finally caught up. As we approach the anniversary of the first COVID shutdown in the US and important ingredients are getting harder to find, consider stocking up on these teas and tisanes for your wellness seekers who want ‘immunity boosting’ foods and beverages.

Elderberry Wine – This blend has no added flavors, just the pure tangy tastes of elderberries, hibiscus, cranberries with a touch of lemongrass and echinacea. Add a touch of Manuka honey to soften the tanginess and add an additional wellness boost.

Double Ginger – Or anything with ginger, for that matter! Ginger is well known for its benefits to the human body and it seems consumers cannot get enough. Make sure you have ginger as an ingredient in a few of the teas you offer to appeal to a wide range of palates, as well to have back up options between harvests. Besides or super popular Double Ginger tea, stock up on spiced chai blends and teas like Lemongrass Ginger!

Minty Comfort - Our comforting, spirit-lifting mixture of lively peppermint, echinacea, eucalyptus, and juniper berries. Just add gin (kidding!)

While bodies may need a boost, spirits certainly do as well. Make sure your chamomile-based blends are in good supply to help with stress relief. Also consider honeybush and rooibos blends for their muscle easing effects, and teas with lavender and valerian for the sleepless souls. Our suggestions:

Foxtrot – A longtime favorite at Adagio, this blend of peppermint, chamomile, and rooibos with vanilla, is a soothing evening tonic.

40 Winks – A blend of sleep-inducing herbs with valerian, honeybush, chamomile, passionflower, and more to lull you to sleep.

Daydream – A popular tea amongst our busy business clients, with passionflower for emotional support, as well as lemon balm, lavender, hibiscus, orange peels, and more to ease stress and settle the soul. Tasty both iced and hot and in champagne jelly!

Gear your tea menu toward teas that are associated with wellness as we continue through the depths of this pandemic and be ready to pivot a little in case favorites are out periodically. Keep in mind supply chains are stressed, so supplemental product sourcing is challenging and is taking longer to procure ingredients.